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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Enrol to Vote!

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Local elections are coming up - Friday is the last day to enroll to be able to vote. The elections will be held on October 9, 2010 - by post.

Make a stand and choose the right leader to help the development of your city!

View Profiles of some of NZ's Local Candidates:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gisborne Youth Band

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Gisborne Youth Concert Band won gold at the North Island Concert Band Festival in Hastings.

The gold medal won collectively for the band’s adjudicated performance, under the baton of Wellington musical director Alex Nyman, was not the only prize the young musicians brought home.

Soloist Lauren Grout and an ensemble featuring Sarah Martin, Lauren Ford and Emily Grout also won golds.

Chloe Lawrence and Nadia Stander received silver awards for their solos, and silvers also went to two other ensembles made up of a saxophone quartet (Lauren Ford, Emily Grout, Kim Thompson and Nicole Stannard) and a flute trio (Lauren Grout, Tayla Coburn and Emily St John).

The golds awarded to the Gisborne group were three of 11 presented to the 36 New Zealand bands, and one from Australia, that competed at the annual festival.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Celebrate this Summer

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gisborne Real Estate

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Gisborne is a self-sufficient, cozy town. Many old homes are duly renovated and boast established flower gardens. Property near the city center are quite pricey. So it is recommended to do your research. If you need a decent family home, you'd be looking at $200k to $250k. This will give you a good-sized block and proximity to the city. See this sample property below.
More details, click here.

It is always advised to look up information about the suburb you're buying into. You can check online tools like Google maps to have an idea on the terrain of the location.
If you're a foreigner thinking of a good place to live in NZ, you might want to consider reading "New Zealand Property Report".

Gisborne is on the east coast of NZ. It is called Sunny Gisborne because it receives more sunlight than anywhere else in NZ's north island
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Gisborne Backpackers

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2000th Qualmark-rated hostel award winner.

YHA Gisborne, a cosy and charming backpackers hostel, is set in spacious grounds within New Zealand’s sunniest city. Our backpacking guests love to relax in the sunshine or take in the many sights and activities that Gisborne has to offer. The hostel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and is a very easy place to just chill out and unwind or take a walk to the surfing beaches at Wainui and Waikanae. You can hire a surfboard, and if you can, make sure you get up early to be the first in the world to see the sunrise of the new day at Wainui beach.

YHA Gisborne is located in central Gisborne, only 15 minutes from the i-site and bus depot. Food and takeaway shops are just over the road, or make use of the well-equipped kitchen to whip up a meal to go with the great wines you’ve picked up from the Gisborne region.

The YHA Gisborne backpackers comprises a variety of accommodation to suit any individual or group, available with 24-hour access. The hostel also has a large common room with a new plasma 32 inch tv and sky tv, internet access, card phone and fax.

“Spacious and central associate YHA … with new carpets, a sunny deck and a cheery paint job.” – The Rough Guide to New Zealand

32 Harris Street
Kaiti 4010, New Zealand
(06) 867 3269

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dome Cinema News

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Monday 15/3/2010

Big Hr

Calling all

Its been a quiet little week at the pictures.
Oh no it hasnt. I forgot about Tuesday night. We had nearly 60 to the Tairawhiti Transition film on peak oil in Cuba
It was very cosy an lovely. But I would like to know where my jaffas went. Hope that wasnt you Robson!

We had some Israeli boys to the cinema this week. they came to two movies and loved it so much. I have never seen so much enthusiasm. I became quite puffed.

There are more and more interesting DOME DATES coming up. Yay,yay and thrice yay to that.So keep your peepers open. Silent films, home made stuff, 48hr film festival etc

yours in anticipation
Sal (possible future lady-in-waiting to Her Majesty)

Big Hr


wed 17th 7pm
no screening
St Pats celebration at Winstons

Thurs 18th 7pm
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Sun 21st 6pm
Max Manus
(Flair Films will now be on Wed 24th 7pm)

Wed 24th 7pm
Flair Films presents... Dont miss this local film makers award winning short documentaries. Go Polly Green. $5 at the door

Thurs 25th 7pm
The land of The Lopng White Cloud

Sunday 28th 6pm
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (absolutely last showing. Have put this extra one on due to popular demand)

Big Hr
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

History of Gisborne

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The first landing site of James Cook's crew at Gisborne was commemorated with the erection of a monument in 1906.

The park where this statue can be found is currently known as a lovely, serene walkway where locals and tourists use for sight seeing and exercise.

On October 8th 1769 Captain James Cook went to New Zealand. He named a visible Gisborne landmark after midshipman Nicholas Young, a lad who was the first to sight New Zealand from the masthead of the "Endeavour". Cook then went to Gisborne and made the first interaction with the Maori. This historic meeting between the two cultures was the start of modern New Zealand.

"The descendants of Ngati One One (the Maori people) who met Cook that day still maintain Te Poho O Rawiri Marae (the meeting house) at the base of Titirangi Hill, approximately 1km from Port Gisborne where the ship will berth. Te Poho O Rawiri has over the years welcomed many famous dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Princess Diana among others."

Cruise ship's would be met by several Waka (Maori canoes), then one of New Zealand's top Kapa Haka (cultural) groups would welcome passengers as the ship docks. The passengers could also have the chance to be officially welcomed onto the local Marae.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gisborne NZ

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Gisborne is a slightly isolated town compared to main centers. That's why Gisborne is one of the most self-sufficient towns in New Zealand. It supports a large area. Price of property is similar to Wanganui. However, Wanganui lifestyle properties are more expensive, due to the latter's proximity to Wellington.

Nevertheless, Gisborne has its own charm. It has a long, palm lined main street and a booming central business district. It has very well established homes and communities.

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